Virtual Engineering Centre

Enhancing your capability through virtual innovation


December 2016

There is something fishy going on this Christmas…

We have a new visitor this past festive week at the Virtual Engineering Centre called... Windy Peng! The beautiful red-breasted penguin can be found in the entrance of A Block and was actually only Penguin number 118 in the 'Go... Continue Reading →

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017!

Here at the VEC we have had a fantastic and busy 2016 and would like to thank everyone who has helped and collaborated with us along the way. The Launch of LCR4 As lead partners, the VEC launched the LCR4... Continue Reading →

STRIVE: Driving Virtual Engineering across the Supply Chain

A three year collaborative R&D project, STRIVE (Simulation Tools for Rapid Innovation in Vehicle Engineering) aimed to deliver a new digital supply chain to develop globally competitive products. To address the challenges set by Bentley Motors, the Virtual Engineering Centre... Continue Reading →

Insider’s Made in Merseyside Breakfast

Last week the VEC attended the Made in Merseyside event, hosted by Insider Media. Here, a number of specialist and Industry experts, took to the stage to discuss how Industry 4.0 will impact the local area and how companies can... Continue Reading →

Meet our Team: Debbie Rogers

FINANCE MANAGER Debbie has over 26 years (13 in private sector & 13 years in HEI) financial controlling and business administration management expertise including a depth of experience in supporting research and intervention programmes. Debbie joined the VEC in January 2010.... Continue Reading →


The University of Liverpool (UoL) have their fingers in many pies and projects including the famous Arion project. The project aims to develop a bike which will aid the team to beat a number of speed records, as the University helps... Continue Reading →

Meet the Team: Dr Gopal Chinnaswamy

CAE PROJECT ENGINEER Dr Gopal Krishnan Chinnaswamy has specialist expertise in occupant safety and restraint system. He has worked with Daimler and delivered functional configurations for Mercedes-Benz cars. He has filled more than 20 patents in field of Automotive safety.... Continue Reading →

Tom Belger of the Liverpool Echo attended the launch of the LCR4 project (partly ERDF funded project) and visited the VEC stand where he tested out the Virtual Reality headset and sensors to see how this exciting technology can be... Continue Reading →

Transforming pre-operation planning for the NHS

The Virtual Engineering Centre, in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, is pioneering a new surgical planning technique using Virtual Reality (VR) tools developed for the automotive sector. These innovative tools will assist in the preparation of complex operations, resulting... Continue Reading →

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